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Discussion on: 3 Ways you can ask Better Questions as a Junior Developer

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I’ve seen what you’re referring to as well, and you’re right it’s a hard problem to define.

I think this type of question likely falls under the “Can you fix my code?” category, where the junior dev knows better than to directly ask that question. But, instead of going the direction that I laid out in this article, they instead just try and mask their question with confusing jargon that they barely even understand.

It might help to be honest with them: tell them they don’t need to be ashamed for asking these types of questions and that we’ve all been there. Maybe then they’ll feel more comfortable and ask clearer questions.